Best Table Saw Review & Comparison (2021)

Best table saw review

The table saw is by far the most versatile power tool you can have. Of all power saws, a table saw will give you the cleanest and most accurate cuts.

How do you choose the best table saw for your needs? I remember when I was shopping for a table saw for my shop. It wasn’t the most pleasant experience of my life. Seeing the sheer number of options was bewildering. I knew that if I got the purchase wrong, I’d have to live with the mistake for a long time.

If I were do to this again, I would go for the DEWALT DWE7491RS Jobsite Table Saw. It is a great all-rounder saw that is sturdy, easily portable, dado-capable, and, most importantly, well-priced. The rack-and-pinion fence is easy to adjust and 32-1/2 inches of rip capacity should be enough for most users.

With that said, there are other awesome table saws from brands like Bosch, Skil, SawStop, and more which we will review here. Some are best for small shops. Others are tailored towards professionals and cost upwards of $2000.

Without further ado, let’s review the ten best table saws of 2021 and explain what purposes each is best for.

Quick Comparison:

Top Pick
DEWALT 10-Inch Table Saw, 32-1/2-Inch Rip Capacity...
SKILSAW SPT99-11 10 Inch Heavy Duty Worm Drive...
DEWALT Table Saw for Jobsite, Compact, 8-1/4-Inch...
SawStop 10-Inch Professional Cabinet Saw, 3-HP,...
SKIL 15 Amp 10 Inch Table Saw - TS6307-00
DEWALT DWE7491RS
SKILSAW SPT99-11
DEWALT DWE7485
SawStop PCS31230-TGP252
Skil TS6307-00
Best For The Money
The Runner Up
Best Portable Table Saw
Best Cabinet Table Saw
Best For DIY
Style
Jobsite
Jobsite
Benchtop
Cabinet
Jobsite
Motor
15 Amp, 110 V
Worm-Drive, 15 Amp, 110 V
15 Amp, 110 V
3 HP, 1 phase, 220 V
15 Amp, 110 V
Blade Size
10 in.
10 in.
8-1/4 in.
10 in.
10 in.
Dado Compatibility
Stand Included?
Rip Capacity
32-1/2 in.
30-1/2 in.
24-1/2 in.
52 in.
25-1/2 in.
Warranty
90 Day Money Back, 1 Year Free Service, 3 Year Limited Warranty
1 Year Limited
90 Day Money Back, 1 Year Free Service, 3 Year Limited Warranty
Two Years
‎3 Year Limited Warranty
Top Pick
DEWALT 10-Inch Table Saw, 32-1/2-Inch Rip Capacity...
DEWALT DWE7491RS
Best For The Money
Style
Jobsite
Motor
15 Amp, 110 V
Blade Size
10 in.
Dado Compatibility
Stand Included?
Rip Capacity
32-1/2 in.
Warranty
90 Day Money Back, 1 Year Free Service, 3 Year Limited Warranty
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SKILSAW SPT99-11 10 Inch Heavy Duty Worm Drive...
SKILSAW SPT99-11
The Runner Up
Style
Jobsite
Motor
Worm-Drive, 15 Amp, 110 V
Blade Size
10 in.
Dado Compatibility
Stand Included?
Rip Capacity
30-1/2 in.
Warranty
1 Year Limited
Learn More
DEWALT Table Saw for Jobsite, Compact, 8-1/4-Inch...
DEWALT DWE7485
Best Portable Table Saw
Style
Benchtop
Motor
15 Amp, 110 V
Blade Size
8-1/4 in.
Dado Compatibility
Stand Included?
Rip Capacity
24-1/2 in.
Warranty
90 Day Money Back, 1 Year Free Service, 3 Year Limited Warranty
Learn More
SawStop 10-Inch Professional Cabinet Saw, 3-HP,...
SawStop PCS31230-TGP252
Best Cabinet Table Saw
Style
Cabinet
Motor
3 HP, 1 phase, 220 V
Blade Size
10 in.
Dado Compatibility
Stand Included?
Rip Capacity
52 in.
Warranty
Two Years
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SKIL 15 Amp 10 Inch Table Saw - TS6307-00
Skil TS6307-00
Best For DIY
Style
Jobsite
Motor
15 Amp, 110 V
Blade Size
10 in.
Dado Compatibility
Stand Included?
Rip Capacity
25-1/2 in.
Warranty
‎3 Year Limited Warranty
Learn More

Best Table Saws of 2021:

1. Best 10 Inch Table Saw For The Money: DEWALT DWE7491RS

Motor: 15 Amp, 4800 RPM | Style: Jobsite | Blade: 10 in. | Weight: 90 lbs. | Rip Capacity: 32.5 in. | Dado Capability: Yes | Warranty: 3 Year Limited | Stand Included: Yes, Rolling

Stand-Out Feature: Rack & Pinion Telescoping Fence System makes the saw adjustment easy and fast.

DEWALT likely needs no introduction as it is an extremely experienced power tool manufacturer that specializes in professional-grade products. That said, the DEWALT DWE7491RS still manages to surprise in a couple of aspects across the board.

For starters, this model comes with a powerful motor that generates 2 hp and pushes 15 amps which is better than average for a jobsite table saw. On top of that, the DEWALT DWE7491RS also spins its blade at 4800 RPMs which makes it great for cutting dense hardwoods.

Keeping this solid spec train rolling, this portable table saw also boasts a 32 ½ inch rip capacity to the right and 22 inch rip capacity to the left– the latter of which tops the list. This table saw also comes with a decent rolling stand that not only makes moving it from job to job easier but acts as its own stand as well.

From a quick glance, it would seem that the DEWALT DWE7491RS Jobsite Table Saw is easily the best value, even if it is a bit expensive.

Unfortunately, these table saws are known for quality control that has become a bit iffy– especially recently– which can make getting a “good one” a bit of a gamble. Fortunately, the saw comes covered by Dewalt’s three-year limited warranty, which should give you some peace of mind in case you get a faulty tool.

PROS

  • Has a solid 2 hp, 15A motor
  • Spins at 4800 RPMs
  • 32 ½ inch rip capacity
  • Has a rolling stand
  • Accessories include a miter gauge and a push stick

CONS

  • Is more expensive
  • Not the best quality control

2. The Runner-Up: SKILSAW SPT99-11 10 inch Table Saw

Motor: 15 Amp, 5000 RPM | Style: Jobsite | Blade: 10 in. | Weight: 94.3 lbs. | Rip Capacity: 30.5 in. | Dado Capability: Yes | Warranty: 1 Year Limited | Stand Included: Yes, Rolling

Stand-Out Feature: Worm-Drive motor delivers superior torque.

SKILSAW is another company with an illustrious history that includes popularizing some of the most iconic power tools on the market– like the circular saw. The SKILSAW SPT99-11 Job Site Table Saw aims to keep this lineage intact by providing one of the best-performing saws on the market.

However powerful other saws may be, few can compete with this entry which comes equipped with a powerful worm-drive motor that generates 4 ⅖ hp and pushes 15 amps. Even the densest hardwoods should present no issue for this saw.

While not the largest on the list, this portable table saw also boasts a solid maximum 30 ½ inch rip capacity right of the blade but cuts deeper than even some cabinet table saws at 3 ⅝”. Keep in mind, if you want the best specs, you have to pay a higher price, and this entry from SKILSAW is an expensive option.

While it generally doesn’t suffer from durability or quality control issues, this table saw’s adjustment components are known to be somewhat fragile and require more care than its competitors’. Still, SKILSAW SPT99-11 also comes with a stand that can compete with any on the market in terms of stability whether in motion or standing in place.

PROS

  • Has a powerful 4 ⅖ hp, 15A motor
  • Spins at 5000 rpms
  • 30 ½ inch rip capacity
  • Has a solid rolling stand
  • Multiple accessories, including a miter gauge, insert plate, and a push stick

CONS

  • Is more expensive
  • Adjustment controls are made of fragile components

3. Best for Small Shops: DEWALT DWE7485

Motor: 15 Amp, 5800 RPM | Style: Benchtop | Blade: 8.25 in. | Weight: 46 lbs. | Rip Capacity: 24.5 in. | Dado Capability: No | Warranty: 3 Year Limited | Stand Included: No

Stand-Out Feature: Lightweight, compact, and highly portable.

DEWALT makes another appearance on this list, but this time it aims to appeal to a completely different demographic without sacrificing much. To point, DEWALT DWE7485 is meant more for the consumer-grade DIYer’s home shop and provides a good value therein.

That said, there is no getting around the fact that this model is not nearly as powerful as professional-grade saws with a motor that only generates around 1 ¼ hp but still pushes 15 amps. To make sure that the motor does not struggle too much, this saw from DEWALT still spins its blade at an impressive 5800 RPMs– the fastest reviewed.

One thing to watch out for, however, is that this portable table saw does not provide the best ripping capacity with its 24 ½ ich rip capacity right of the blade and cutting depth of only 2 ½”. Still, the DEWALT DWE7485 is extremely lightweight at only 46 lbs, and its compact frame makes it super easy to move around.

DEWALT understands that the target demographic for the DWE7485 is not professionals and ensures that its functions are easier to use than some of the other entries. As if that were not enough, this entry also comes priced for the average hobbyist and is not super expensive, at least when compared with other table saws on this list.

PROS

  • Easy adjustment thanks to rack and pinion fence
  • Blade spins at 5800 rpms
  • Is lightweight and compact
  • More budget-friendly when compared with other saws on this list

CONS

  • Not the most powerful
  • Not the deepest cutting
  • 24 ½ inch rip capacity

4. Best for DIY Beginners: SKIL TS6307-00

Motor: 15 Amp, 4600 RPM | Style: Jobsite | Blade: 10 in. | Weight: 51 lbs. | Rip Capacity: 25.5 in. | Dado Capability: Yes | Warranty: 3 Year Limited | Stand Included: Yes, Folding

Stand-Out Feature: Easy to move; great storage for accessories; rack and pinion fence adjustment.

As the name suggests, SKIL is another part of the SKILSAW family, and this entry approaches the table similarly to DEWALT’s second entry. Instead of catering to the professional contractor, this entry from SKIL aims its sights at the DIY hobbyist.

However, this tool does not seem to know what its target audience wants as its motor is nowhere near as powerful as some of the other benchtop models, though it still pushes 15 amps. You also will not have to worry about cutting dense hardwoods with this saw thanks to its no-load blade speed of 4600 RPMs.

You should also not worry about finding a spot in your workshop for this table saw as it is more compact than most, lightweight, and comes with its own stand. All of this leads the SKIL TS6307-00 Jobsite Table Saw to be a relatively inexpensive option, though that comes with further trade-offs.

For example, as a benchtop model, it does not offer the best cutting capabilities with 25 ½ inch rip capacity right of the blade. The cutting depth of just 2 ½” is quite underwhelming considering that this is a 10-inch table saw.

However, the SKIL TS6307-00 Bench Top Table Saw surprises with the ability to make micro-adjustments– a feature that may not get as much use in the hands of a hobbyist.

PROS

  • Can make micro-adjustments
  • Spins the blade at 4600 RPMs
  • Is lightweight and compact
  • Is less expensive

CONS

  • Not the fastest blade speed
  • Not the deepest cutting
  • 25 ½ inch rip capacity

More Beginner Options: Best Table Saws For Beginners (2021 Review)

5. Best professional table saw: SawStop PCS31230-TGP252

Motor: 3 HP, 1 phase, 230V, 13A | Style: Cabinet | Blade: 10 in. | Weight: 380 lbs. | Rip Capacity: 30-52 in. | Dado Capability: Yes | Warranty: 2 Years | Stand Included: Yes, Cabinet

Stand-Out Feature: SawStop Safety System stops blade on contact with skin.

SawStop is somewhat unusual in that it skips the consumer-grade and even mid-tier markets altogether to favor professional woodworkers. However, this approach pays off dividends in the performance department as the SawStop PCS31230-TGP252 cabinet table saws are excellent for beginners and masters alike.

While not the most powerful cabinet table saw on this list, this table saw still packs plenty of power with a motor that generates 3 hp and pushes 13 amps. That said, the real prize of the SawStop PCS31230-TGP252 is its safety feature that stops the blade within 0.5 milliseconds of coming into contact with skin.

While it is not the most powerful, this table saw also requires a bit more patience when feeding the densest hardwood with a blade speed of only 4000 RPMs. Still, the SawStop PCS31230-TGP252 Cabinet Table Saw exceeds expectations in other regards with its blade guard dust extraction that beats most competitors under the table.

Speaking of which, this model also enjoys an extremely robust 52-inch rip capacity to the right of the blade, though the rip cut is less spectacular to the left of the blade. The only other potential issue with the SawStop PCS31230-TGP252 is its obviously static design that cannot move, but this is a cabinet table saw after all.

PROS

  • Has a powerful 3 HP, 13A motor
  • 52 inch rip capacity
  • Has excellent dust collection
  • Is extremely safe thanks to sensors that stop the blade on contact with skin

CONS

  • Is more expensive
  • Is not portable

6. Budget DIY Option: GoPlus Table Saw

Motor: 15 Amp, 5000 RPM | Style: Portable/Jobsite | Blade: 10 in. | Weight: 46 lbs. | Rip Capacity: 26 in. | Dado Capability: Yes | Warranty: 1 Year | Stand Included: Yes

Stand-Out Feature: Least expensive on this list.

Though it may not be a household name yet, GoPlus is an up-and-coming budget power tool manufacturer that intends to give the consumer-grade market a run for its money. That said, the GoPlus IronMax Bench Top Table Saw seems to falter a bit in some respects while blowing away the competition in others.

For example, this is another table saw employing the benchtop design that suffers from a somewhat underpowered motor that can still push 15 amps. Like many other underpowered benchtop table saws, the GoPlus IronMax Bench Top Table Saw handles dense hardwoods well enough with a blade speed of 5000 RPMs.

Again, like other benchtop table saws, this entry does not provide the best cutting capacities with a maximum rip capacity of only 26”– though the cutting depth of 3” is just a hair short. However, if those are the only downfalls of the GoPlus IronMax Bench Top Table Saw, then its inexpensive price might more than make up for it.

It also does not hurt that this table saw is both lightweight and compact, making it easy for a hobbyist to find a spot for it in their workshop– though it comes with its own stand. One thing that is good but a bit confusing is that the GoPlus IronMax is the only model reviewed that can cut bevels to either side of the blade.

The biggest weakness of this table saw is the fence. Unlike other job site table saws that use rack and pinion mechanisms, the Goplus Table Saw uses a manual handle to adjust the fence. You will have a hard time aligning the fence for accurate cuts.

PROS

  • Has a dual bevel
  • Compatible with dado blades
  • Is lightweight and compact
  • Least expensive on this list

CONS

  • Not the most powerful
  • Lower quality build
  • Suited primarily for light DIY projects
  • Poor-quality fence

7. Notable Mention: BOSCH 4100XC-10

Motor: 15 Amp, 3650 RPM | Style: Jobsite | Blade: 10 in. | Weight: 94 lbs. | Rip Capacity: 30 in. | Dado Capability: Yes | Warranty: 1 Year | Stand Included: Yes, Rolling

Stand-Out Feature: Precise, easy to move and assemble; good quality control.

BOSCH is another venerable power tool company with an excellent reputation for making high-end professional-grade power tools. The BOSCH 4100XC-10 Job Site Table Saw mostly meets these lofty expectations with an excellent product that missteps in some unexpected places considering the manufacturer.

Thankfully, none of those places come from the cutting power as this portable table saw enjoys a powerful motor that generates 4 hp and pushes 15 amps for plenty of job site power. On the other hand, you may need to feed the densest hardwoods a bit slower as BOSCH 4100XC-10’s blade speed tops out at only 3650 RPMs.

Still, this tool is a great option for professionals on the go thanks to the inclusion of Bosch’s iconic Gravity-Rise stand that makes transporting and setting up the table saw a breeze. What is even more surprising is that the BOSCH 4100XC-10 Job Site Table Saw is a fairly inexpensive option given its class.

Though, part of the reason for its low price might be because it is not known to be the most durable– an incredibly surprising quality given the brand. However, the BOSCH 4100XC-10 Job Site Table Saw still stays in line with the company’s approach to precision and is more accurate than most job site models.

PROS

  • Has powerful 4 hp, 15A motor
  • Is more precise
  • Has a rolling stand
  • 30 inch rip capacity

CONS

  • Not the fastest blade speed
  • Not the most durable

8. Notable Mention: Shop Fox W1819

Motor: 3 HP, 220V, Single-Phase, 12.8A | Style: Cabinet | Blade: 10 in. | Weight: 457 lbs. | Rip Capacity: 29.5 in. | Dado Capability: Yes | Warranty: 2 Years | Stand Included: Yes, Cabinet

Stand-Out Feature: Highly powerful; high-quality build that will last a lifetime.

Shop Fox is owned by Woodstock Inc and has been around for a few decades but focuses more on the professional-grade to light-commercial users. This works out well enough for the Shop Fox W1819 Cabinet Table Saw as it combines several solid specs with what is a somewhat reasonable price– given its class.

However, do not be fooled as this model is nowhere near “budget-friendly” and is an expensive option that is par for the course when purchasing a cabinet table saw. Thankfully, the Shop Fox W1819 justifies that price with a powerful motor that generates 3 hp and pushes 12 ⅘ amps.

This tool also does not struggle when cutting through the densest hardwoods thanks to a blade speed that hums along at 4300 RPMs. Of course, as a cabinet table saw, you should expect to leave the Shop Fox W1819 Cabinet Table Saw in one place as it cannot be moved– even within the workshop.

However, Shop Fox distinguishes itself in other respects like a build quality that surpasses most of the competition thanks to a wealth of cast-iron components that increase precision. As if that were not enough, this table saw also boasts excellent included measuring tools– something out of character for the brand.

PROS

  • Has a powerful 3 hp, 12 ⅘ Amp motor
  • Spins at 4300 RPMs
  • Has a cast-iron build
  • Has solid measuring tools
  • Has excellent dust collection

CONS

  • Is more expensive
  • Is not portable
  • 29-1/2 inch rip capacity right of the blade

9. Notable Mention: Metabo HPT (C10RJS)

Motor: 15 Amp, 4500 RPM | Style: Jobsite | Blade: 10 in. | Weight: 96 lbs. | Rip Capacity: 35 in. | Dado Capability: Yes | Warranty: 2 Years | Stand Included: Yes, Rolling/Folding

Stand-Out Feature: Impressive maximum rip capacity of 35 inches.

Once known as Hitachi, Metabo may not have the same kind of prestige as some of the other companies on this list, but it is ideal for its intended market. Specifically, the Metabo C10RJS Job Site Table Saw is a high-end consumer-grade to a mid-tier table saw that offers a little bit of something for virtually everyone.

One thing to note for professionals is that this table saw does not come with the most powerful motor even if it can still push a solid 15 amps. Thankfully, the Metabo C10RJS Job Site Table Saw is another mid-tier model that does not struggle with denser hardwoods thanks to a blade speed that spins at a solid 4500 rpms.

On the other hand, this table saw suffers from iffy quality control which seems to be a common trend among mid-tier job site table saws. That said, this may not be the worst trade-off when you consider that the Metabo C10RJS Job Site Table Saw is an inexpensive option– assuming you are willing to work with customer service.

One area that is certainly not mid-tier is the cutting capacity as this table saw enjoys a robust maximum rip capacity of 35” to the right and 22” to the left– both of which top the list for its class and in general, respectively. To top it all off, the Metabo C10RJS Job Site Table Saw also comes with a reasonably solid rolling stand.

PROS

  • No-load RPM at 4500
  • Has a 35” maximum rip capacity
  • Includes a rolling stand that can be folded

CONS

  • Not the most powerful
  • Not the best quality control

10. Notable Mention: Delta 36-L552 Unisaw (36-L352)

Motor: 3 HP, 230V, Single-Phase | Style: Cabinet | Blade: 10 in. | Weight: 661 lbs. | Rip Capacity: 52 in. | Dado Capability: Yes | Warranty: 5 Years | Stand Included: Yes, Cabinet

Stand-Out Feature: The most powerful table saw on this list.

Delta is another company known for its professional and light commercial-grade power tools that also has something of a mythical reputation. Making sure you have the best options at your disposal, this list presents the Delta 36-L552 Unisaw Cabinet Table Saw which is the most iconic Delta table saw on the market.

In terms of raw cutting power, no other table can compare to this entry which boasts a powerful motor that generates 5 hp and pushes 17 amps– both of which top this list. You also do not need to worry about feeding dense hardwoods slowly into the Delta 36-L552 Unisaw Cabinet Table Saw thanks to a blade speed of 4300 rpms.

As if those specs were not good enough, this table is another entry that comes with a table extension, providing a maximum rip cut capacity to the right of 52”. Still, as a cabinet table saw, you need to know where you plan to put the Delta 36-L552 Unisaw Cabinet Table Saw as it will not be easily moved.

On top of that, you cannot expect some of the list’s best specs and a sterling reputation to come cheaply, and this table saw definitely comes at a high price point. However, the Delta 36-L552 Unisaw Cabinet Table Saw at least makes sure to also provide the iconic Biesemeyer fence that is in part responsible for its reputation.

PROS

  • Highly powerful
  • Large rip capacity
  • Iconic Biesemeyer style fence included

CONS

  • Difficult to assemble
  • Very expensive
  • Questionable quality control

Which One Makes The Cut?

In the end, deciding between the best table saws depends as much on your needs. Anything that the table saw offers will probably be beyond your actual requirements. This is especially true for large cabinet table saws that provide way more capability than most will ever use.

That is why the DEWALT DWE7491RS Job Site Table Saw takes the top spot as it blends a mix of great specs with a more reasonable price, able to satisfy professionals and hobbyists alike.

While there are more powerful table saws on this list, this model still packs plenty of punch with more than enough speed to handle even the densest hardwoods. On top of that, the DEWALT DWE7491RS rolling stand makes moving easier– whether from job site to job site or just within your workshop.

While it again does not top the list, this table saw offers more in the way of cutting capacity whether you cut to the left or the right of the blade. The DEWALT DWE7491RS also comes with a wealth of measuring tools that all perform reasonably well compared with other portable jobsite table saws.

Even better, this table saw allows you to make some of the thinnest rip cuts too. Finally, the DEWALT DWE7491RS comes with a decent rack and pinion telescoping rail system as well as a blade guard dust collection system with a couple of cherries on top.

Still on the fence with regards to buying a table saw? Read our extensive table saw buying guide to make an in formed buying decision.

About the author

Arthur Kudriavcev

Arthur Kudriavcev

I was introduced to woodworking by my grandfather when I was 11 years old. I spend most of my free time working on woodworking projects and writing for this blog. Apart from that, I also enjoy weightlifting and chess.

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7 thoughts on “Best Table Saw Review & Comparison (2021)”

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    Hey Arthur,

    What do you think about SKILSAW’s SPT99-11 table saw? I’ve been told that the motors on these little guys are unlike anything else out there. I’ve been tempted to go on a splurge and buy one of those since they are offering huge Christmas discounts but I didn’t see it featured in your review. What do you think about this table saw?

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    I think it is about time to replace my Skil 3410-02 table saw which is now all beaten up after 4 years of abuse. I’ve had good experience with Skil so far so upgrading to TS6307-00 seems like a no-brainer. Thanks for putting up this post.

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    Like other review sites I’ve looked at for table saws, some of your recommendations are no longer available. Why the hell is this? Does Amazon change their stock of table saws like people change their socks?

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      Hi Gregg,

      Thanks for your question.
      I assume you must be referring to table saws from SawStop, Shop Fox, and Delta. These are large cabinet table saws and they are not as in-demand as smaller job site table saws are. They just don’t produce that many of these large table saws.

      Also, someone shopping for a cabinet table saw would probably want to buy it from a physical store after having had a look at it with their own eyes instead of making a blind purchase from Amazon. Amazon is simply not the priority marketplace for cabinet table saw manufacturers.

      I assume these are the main reasons why their availability on Amazon is limited. Hope this helps.

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    Just bought the Skil Saw TS6306-00 after reading lots of reviews; used it all day after about a 30min assembly. My wife used it for her school class project and she loves it!! Only 51lbs. easy to move around. The reason I purchased this saw instead of Harbor Freight’s Hercules was that it’s lightweight, has a built in stand and was $50 cheaper at employee-owned Bi-Mart. (It was a hard choice).

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